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DOCKING SLEEVE WITH ELECTRICAL ADAPTER

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A protective arrangement for an electronic device includes a flexible cover having a panel and a skirt that form an interior cavity to receive an electronic device; and an adapter fixedly positioned in the flexible cover and having a male plug with connectors extending into the interior cavity of the flexible cover for mating with a female socket of the device and a contactor with contacts adjacent outwardly from the flexible cover and electrically coupled to one or more of the connectors of the plug. A docking cradle or external adapter can receive the electronic device and cover. A docking cradle may have a movable arm.



MULTI-FUNCTION POWER STRIP

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of a multi-function power strip are shown, said strip including a first endcap and a second endcap; at least one rail, said rail being adapted to engage with at least one outlet module; the rail also being engaged with a transformer module, said transformer module in electrical connection with the at least one outlet module, and adapted to receive electrical power therefrom, said transformer module further comprising a transformer adapted to transform electrical power into a plurality of voltages suitable for powering a plurality of different models of electronic accessories, and a connector forming a circuit to provide a suitable one of the plurality of voltages to an electronic accessory; and wherein the at least one outlet module and the transformer module are releasably joined together.



MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONNECTING DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A multifunctional connecting device includes a first module, a second module and a housing. The first module has a first insulating main body and a first terminal set. The first terminal set has a plurality of first and second terminals. The first terminals are formed with a first contact portion and a first conductive portion. The second terminals are formed with a second contact portion and a second conductive portion. The second module has a second insulating main body and a second terminal set. The second terminal set has a plurality of third and fourth terminals. The first module and the second module are arranged in a stacked manner. When the first module is moved to a first position, the first module is launched to the use stage accordingly.



CONNECTOR AND STRUCTURE FOR FIXING CONNECTOR TO WIRING HARNESS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

It is aimed to prevent a tape from being displaced in the case of taping a connector. In the case of fixing a connector to a wiring harness (WH) by winding a tape, upper-surface side ribs (9) extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to a winding direction of a tape (T) are formed to project on opposite end parts of the upper surface of a connector housing (1). In the case of taping, a winding width is set to be wider than the upper-surface side ribs (9). Since this causes opposite end parts of the upper-surface side ribs (9) in an extending direction to serve as parts for catching the tape (T), a situation where the tape (T) is displaced in the extending direction of the upper-surface side ribs (9) can be prevented.



Power Plug Device and the Manufacturing Method Thereof

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

This invention provides a power plug device and the manufacturing method thereof, the power plug device comprises a power-connected base; a cover is configured to the power-connected base, wherein the cover can cover the internal components of the power-connected base, such as at least one plug and a printed circuit board, a gap between the cover and a lid is filled with an insulating compound for preventing liquid ingress, and then the power plug device is sealed by using an ultrasonic welding.



Method for Reducing Crosstalk in Electrical Connectors

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus and method for crosstalk compensation in a jack of a modular communications connector includes connected to the plug interface contacts proximate the plug/jack interface. The structure configured to allow the current to flow generally orthogonal to the plug interface contact.



ELECTRICAL EXTENSION CORD WITH A UNITARY AND CONVERTIBLE TWO OR THREE PRONG PLUG END

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

What is presented is an extension cord with a convertible electrical plug end that can be connected to grounded and ungrounded power supply outlets. The extension cord comprises an extension cord and a plug end and is configured to transmit electrical power. The plug end is connected to the extension cord. The plug end itself comprises a plug body, plurality of prongs, flap, and ground contact. The protruding prongs are connected to the plug body and configured to couple to the outlet. The flap is movably attached to the plug body such that the flap can rotate relative to the plug body. When the flap is in the closed position, the plug end can connect to a grounded outlet. The ground contact is configured to releasably and electrically connect the extension cord to a ground potential on the outlet.



CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A connector is such that a first housing (10) is provided with a slider (21) formed with two cam grooves (24), a second housing (30) is formed with two cam followers (36) and contact edges (27) are formed at entrances (24E) of the cam grooves (24). An outer peripheral surface of the cam follower (36) has a substantially semicircular surface (41) on a rear side in an entering direction into the cam groove (24). A receiving surface (44) extending in the same direction as the entering direction into the cam groove (24) from an end part of the substantially semicircular surface (41) facing the contact edge part (27) is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the cam follower (36), and at a right angle or at an angle α smaller than a right angle to a sliding direction of the slider (21).



Switching Power Connector and Electrical Connection Element With Safety Interlock

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical connection element is for a power connector. The power connector includes an electrical component having a number of first electrical mating members. The electrical connection element comprises: a housing including a number of second electrical mating members structured to be electrically connected to the number of first electrical mating members; a contact assembly enclosed by the housing and being electrically connected to the number of second electrical mating members; and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the contact assembly. The contact assembly is structured to electrically connect and disconnect power while the number of first electrical mating members remain mechanically coupled to the number of second electrical mating members.



ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical connector having an insulative housing having a mating cavity and a plurality of passageways, a plurality of electrical contacts received in the corresponding passageways and a sealing member received in the mating cavity. The insulative housing defines a front face and a mounting wall, the mating cavity is formed between the front face and the mounting wall. Each electrical contact has a contacting portion, a tail portion, and a main portion connecting the contacting portion with the tail portion, each main portion defines a plurality of barbs on both sides thereof. The sealing member has a base portion and at least one opening defined in the base portion for tail portions passing through. At least one electrical contact defines a wing on one side thereof, and the sealing member is restricted between the wing and the mounting wall.



FLUIDPROOF CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A waterproof connector includes a housing (10) provided with cavities (11) capable of accommodating terminal fittings (T) and open backward, a dummy plug (30) configured to be held in close contact with an inner surface of the cavity (11) by being inserted into the cavity (11) from behind, tapered surfaces (18) formed on a rear surface of the housing (10) to surround openings (16) of the cavities (11) and inclined to come closer to the inner surfaces (17) of the cavities (11) toward the back, and a pressing portion (32) provided on the dummy plug (30) and configured to be pressed against the tapered surface (18) by a forward force acting on the dummy plug (30).



CRIMP STRUCTURE, CRIMPING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a crimp structure in which an inner member and an outer member are joined to each other. The inner member includes an insertion portion having a columnar outer circumferential surface, and an annular groove provided in the outer circumferential surface. The outer member includes a main body portion, and a cylindrical portion continuous with the main body portion and forming an opening into which the insertion portion is inserted. The cylindrical portion includes a first reduced-diameter portion continuous with the main body portion via a first plastically-deformed portion and located further inward in a radial direction than the main body portion, and a second reduced-diameter portion continuous with the first reduced-diameter portion via a second plastically-deformed portion and located further inward in the radial direction than the first reduced-diameter portion. At least a part of the second reduced-diameter portion has entered the annular groove.



MULTI-GROUND CONNECTOR FOR VEHICLE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-earth connector for a vehicle includes: a ground terminal to include a ground portion fixed to a vehicle body and pin terminals arranged in a plurality of rows; a socket terminal to include sockets inserted into the pin terminals and barrels to which an earth wiring is fixed; and a side holder coupled with the pin terminals and the sockets to inhibit a movement of the socket terminal.



CARD EDGE CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A card edge connector is provided which includes a housing mated with a card having connecting electrodes. The housing includes a first housing having first terminals mounted to contact the connecting electrodes and a second housing having second terminals connected to a core wire in a conductive wire. The first terminals and the second terminals contact each other under a predetermined amount of contact pressure when the first housing and the second housing are connected.



MEMORY CARD CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A memory card connector includes: an insulator (63) having a card storage space (68) into and from which a memory card (SC) is insertable and removable, and a bottom plate portion (64) forming a bottom surface of the card storage space; and a contact (25) having a contact portion (32) that comes into contact with a terminal (SC1) of the memory card inserted in the card storage space, and a pair of elastic deformation portions (26, 29) each of which has one end connected to the contact portion and an other end supported by a support portion (20, 22), wherein in one elastic deformation portion, the other end is located more in an insertion direction than the one end, and at least a part is different in position from the contact portion in a direction orthogonal to a linear direction and a thickness direction of the memory card, and in the other elastic deformation portion, the other end is located more in a removal direction than the one end.



CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A connector system is provided that includes a first connector and a second connector that are both coupled by a cable. Both connectors can be configured with terminal tails that are configured to be press-fit into a circuit board. The first connector includes a first terminal pair and the second connector includes a second terminal pair and the first and second terminal pairs are fixably connected to opposite ends of the cable.



CONNECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A connector comprises a housing and a terminal. The housing has a terminal accommodation portion and a bottom portion. The terminal accommodation portion opens upward in an up-down direction. The bottom portion is positioned under the terminal accommodation portion. The terminal has a base portion, a spring portion and a contact portion. The base portion is embedded in and held by the bottom portion. The spring portion extends upward from the base portion and is accommodated in the terminal accommodation portion. The contact portion is supported by the spring portion. The base portion is enclosed by the bottom portion in a predetermined plane perpendicular to the up-down direction and is in contact with the bottom portion with no gap in the predetermined plane. When the connector is seen from below, the base portion is partially visible, but the terminal accommodation portion is invisible.



MULTI-BATTERY AND MULTI-DEVICE CONNECTION SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical connection system that connects and disconnects a plurality of supply circuits. More specifically, a connection system that can quickly connect two or more batteries in series or in parallel by connecting a wire bridge system to two or more mated battery side connectors. Alternatively, the connection system can quickly connect a plurality of devices to one battery connection point by connecting a multi-device connector to a mated battery side connector.



Connector Arrangement

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A connector arrangement, comprising a connector comprising an outer connector, an inner connector, and attaching means for attaching the connector to a first object, the connector being movable in relation to the first object; a second connector comprising a second outer connector, a second inner connector, and second attaching means for attaching the second connector to a second object and a bullet connector comprising a bullet outer connector and bullet inner connector. The bullet outer connector is configured to make a contact with the first and the second connector to form first and second conductive signal paths from the first connector to the second connector.



MANIPULATOR ARM HAVING CONNECTION INTERFACE, AND RELATED DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A surgical instrument support arm of a teleoperated patient side cart may include a first arm portion including a first connector end and a second a second arm portion including a second connector end. The second arm portion may be removably connectable to the first arm portion via mating engagement of the first and second connector ends. The first and second connector ends may each include complementary mechanical connections and complementary electrical connections. At least one of the electrical connections of the first and second connector ends may include electrical shielding to protect against electrical interference in a position in which the electrical connections are matingly engaged. The electrical shielding may be configured to axially compress when the electrical connections of the first and second connector ends are matingly engaged.